USC Sigma Chi chapter will be suspended for 5 years
Nick Lecompte says he is unsettled by the swift decision
By Malique Rankin and Raven Bouie
USC Sigma Chi fraternity chapter will no longer be recognized by the university.
The Sigma Chi house shut down Friday at noon following a suspension by the national office. The parent group suspended the USC group after an investigation into hazing charges. Members living in the house are expected to find new housing arrangements on or off campus. The university's student housing affairs say if members decide to live on campus they will be placed in available housing units on campus and will have to pay for thirty days worth of housing.
A member of the fraternity says he feels unsettled by the abrupt decision.
"It sucks to lose the house because its the main hub and the kids in the house have to find somewhere new to live in three days and they're not reimbursing us for our meal plan," said Sigma Chi member Nick Lecompte.
Lecompte says this is an unfortunate situation for the fraternity, especially new members.
"I just feel bad for the younger kids that just went through pledging because they won't get to enjoy anything that I did."
Sigma Chi is the fifth fraternity on USC's campus that has been shut down or suspended in the last 18 months.
We reached out to Vice President of Student Affairs, Jerry Brewer, but he is unavailable for comment until Monday.
Sigma Chi fraternity will be suspended for five years. The chapter will then be able to appeal to get their house back.